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Trump, GOP shifts focus from alleged surveillance abuse to Durham Russia probe


Added 12-08-19 06:57:02am EST - “Republicans are preparing to shrug off a forthcoming report on alleged surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign and turn their focus to an ongoing investigation of the Russia probe.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump, GOP shifts focus from alleged surveillance abuse to Durham Russia probe”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republicans are preparing to shrug off a forthcoming report on alleged surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign and turn their focus to an ongoing investigation of the Russia probe. 

The Justice Department on Monday is expected to release the long-awaited results of DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign was improperly spied upon during the previous presidential election. 

While Republicans have been careful to be respectful of Horowitz, and hope he can answer their questions, they’re also warning that his authority is limited and he won’t be the final word. 

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHere are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties Both sides have reason to want speedy Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-Wis.), the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he was reserving judgement until he could read Horowitz’s findings but that he’s “been expecting to be disappointed by the IG report.” 

“That’s no reflection on Michael Horowitz. He is very limited in what he can look at,” Johnson said. 

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